EHS Manager

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  • Category: Jobs - Professions
  • Region: Gauteng
  • Published: 22/10/2020
  • Ad Type: Jobmail Affiliate

Our client based in Johannesburg is looking for an EHS Manager to advise management and staff on all safety, health and environmental matters and drive a compliant workplace environment across the Region Qualifications

NQF 6 or the Equivalent Qualification is essential
Fire Prevention and Risk Management Certificate Environmental Management Systems Qualification is desirable
At least 5 years’ experience in the EHS Management Role with Line Management experience is essential
Risk Management, Method Statement Review, Site inspections and investigations, company preparation for Audits
Compliance and maintenance of relevant standards, Risk Assessment experience
An in-depth understanding of and the ability to interpret EHS-related legislation, Company standards and programme requirements to pass on knowledge and requirements to others
Experience in information provision to tender and submission process


Full working knowledge of Microsoft office suite to include day to day experience of excel sheets, excellent report writing skills and document management experience
Able to demonstrate Results Delivery. Partnership Building (internal and external users) Influencing skills
Excellent Information Sharing ability at all levels
Accuracy and attention to detail Embracing and Driving Change
Effective verbal and written communication skills. Planning and organizing skills
The ability to interact with people at all levels within/external to the Company
The ability to self-priorities workload


Determines the strategic direction and work priorities (in conjunction with line management) for the continuous improvement of the Factories and Sites’ EHS management programme and systems
Advises line management and assists with the implementation of new or existing EHS-related legislation, rules and Company standards to include fire prevention, health and safety awareness training, site inspections of Company and contractors’ sites
To complete prevention inspections on a regular basis and ensure records maintained of same.
To investigate accidents and ensure all documentation is updated
To develop a monthly EHS Communication Strategy for all sites and levels of staff, to include written information, tool box talks and management briefs
Full responsibility for Company preparations for annual or periodical EHS audits
Liaison with HR Dept for initiating and coordinating training plan and updating information for personal, audit requirements
To assist in retaining all EHS accreditations and work towards the attainment of relevant accreditations
Advises line management in Factories, Office and on Site of health, safety and environmental matters and manages this process to ensure all advice is incorporated into day to day processes and operations
Leads the Company in meeting its obligations under the OSH Act and relevant legislation
Provides support and expertise to line management in incident investigation and reporting (including dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases)
Coordinate regional efforts from an occupational health perspective in respect of Covid-19 mitigation efforts and containment measures
Facilitates all forms of risk assessment e.g. general, manual handling, fire prevention and acts as a final authority where a specialist response is required in relation to risk assessments performed by others on site
Conducts occupational health and safety related surveys e.g. noise, lighting, exposure to chemical substances and makes associated recommendations
Produces and coordinates the yearly EHS action plan and longer term EHS roadmap, prepares reports for monthly update of same to Management Committee Meetings and other relevant forums
Monitors the Site “permit-to-work” system to ensure compliance with Company standards
Acts as Site “Dangerous Goods” Safety Advisor (DGSA)
Assists with tender/submission documentation. Elect and set up H&S representative meetings as per statutory requirements
Overall responsibility and compliance of the Company’s EHS Policy, making sure staff are aware of the importance and follow safety protocol
Implement practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial, of promoting health and safety and safe working practices in the workplace
Conduct/organize relevant health and safety training for staff as required, including first aid and fire safety
Carry out all risk assessments and special assessments for each site as required by business, including display screen equipment, manual handling, lone working, fork lift loading, pregnant workers, et cetera
To recommend & implement control measures and advise on the standard of P.P.E. issued to employees
To carry out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents and to record the findings on the relevant forms
To identify areas where training/certification is required to meet the standards imposed by Legislation
Arrange such training/certification once identified
Keep up to date with changes in current legislation and implement such changes where relevant
Bring to the attention of the appropriate Management Teams any relevant new legislation
Attend such courses/seminars run by external sources to enable accurate interpretation of legislation to enable implementation within the organization.
Immediately contact the appropriate Management Teams if situations are found, that in the opinion of the EHS Manager, require immediate rectification or the stopping of any operation
Any other ad hoc health and safety duties as required
There may be occasions when it is necessary for duties to be undertaken away from the office therefore there may be overnight stays which will be required away from home
Any other tasks which can reasonable be performed as requested by the Management
Due to the role covering the health & safety for multi-sites, the post holder must have a current driving license and own transport

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